Give A Better Bath By Eliminating The Basin with

Comfort Bath® Cleansing Washcloths

Prepackaged bathing reduces infection risk

Rinse-free cleansing washcloths provide a skin-friendly, total cleansing solution that avoids hospital tap water—a proven safety risk. More than 29 studies have incriminated hospital water as the source of serious waterborne hospital-acquired infections.1 Bath water can also be an infection source. The high bacteria count in bath water is similar to the number in urine from patients with UTIs.2 START A FREE TRIAL

A vital intervention made easier

Bathing your patient is more than a basic task. From conducting a skin inspection to addressing the skin’s bioflora, the patient bathing process is a vital nursing intervention. Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths can help standardize your patient hygiene protocol, reduce steps, and eliminate basins with rinse-free, full-body skin cleansing and moisturizing.

Hygienic cleansing also minimizes the threat of contamination

Taps and water systems can present a rising threat to your patients. Recent data from the HPA (now Public Health England) indicates a rise in the number of P. aeruginosa bacteraemia cases in England and Wales. In fact, twenty-six people died from Pseudomonas in Northern Ireland between 2008 and 2011.3

REFERENCES: 1. Anaissie EJ, Penzak SR, DIgnani C, Arch Intern Med. 8 Jul 2002;162(13):1483-92. 2. Shannon RJ, et al., J Healthcare Safety, Compliance & Infection Control. Apr 1999;3(4):180-4. 3. Clark AP, John LD, Clin Nurse Spec. May-June 2006;20(3):119-23.

Comfort Bath Cleansing Cloths

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The Hygienic Alternative to Basin Baths

Comfort Bath eliminates the contamination risk from bath basins and helps facilities comply with CDC infection control guidelines.1 Comfort Bath’s formula contains USP purified water,2 so you never have to worry about contaminated tap water. These disposable washcloths also eliminate cross- contamination because each body area is cleansed separately. An AJCC study found that Comfort Bath effectively cleaned while offering fewer opportunities to recontaminate the skin.3

REFERENCES: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities: recommendations of CDC and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). MMWR 2003;52 (No. RR-10):5,14.  2. Meets standards set by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) 3. Larson EL, et al., Am J Crit Care. May 2004;13(3):235-41.

Skin-Friendly Washcloth

Comfort Bath’s pH mirrors that of healthy skin, and our dermatologist-tested formula is proven gentle and non- irritating.5 The ultra-soft, thick washcloth delivers the right amount of cleanser and moisturizer to the skin.

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REFERENCE: 5. West DP, Scheman A, 21-day cumulative irritancy patch test: Comfort Bath® Cleansing System. Northwestern Univ Dept of Dermatology, Chicago IL,May/June 1998.

Outcomes:

Skin Condition and Satisfaction

One hospital study found 96% of patients said they preferred Comfort Bath over baths. 100% felt clean afterward, 96% said their skin felt soft, and 97% said it was warm, comfortable, and easy to use.4
Basins were completely eliminated from two medical/surgical units, and were replaced with Comfort Bath. This reduced CAUTI rates to zero within one month and rates remained at zero for five months.5

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REFERENCES: 4. Skiba B, Comfort Bath Cleansing System from Sage Products vs. the basin bath: patient preference. Chicago, IL 2000. 5. Stone S, et al., Removal of bath basins to reduce
catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Poster presented at APIC 2010, New Orleans, LA, July 2010.

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Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths—the most trusted name in basinless bathing—has set the standard for total body cleansing and moisturizing.

  • Rinse-free cleansing and moisturizing with aloe and vitamin E
  • pH balanced for the skin’s acidic mantle
  • Dermatologist-tested formula; proven hypoallergenic, gentle, and non-irritating
  • Contains USP Purified Water
  • Latex-free product
  • Commercial-grade hardware including carts and warmers

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Essential Bath®

8 medium-weight washcloths/package
60 packages/case
Reorder #7413-X

8 medium-weight washcloths/package
Fragrance-Free
60 packages/case
Reorder #7803-X

5 medium-weight washcloths/package
Fragrance-Free
84 packages/case
Reorder #7411-X

Impreva Bath®

8 standard-weight washcloths/package
Fragrance-Free
60 packages/case
Reorder #7988-X

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12-Count Warmer

  • Utilization tracking feature allows you to see how many packages are being used. The warmer automatically records when a package is removed for use.
  • The adjustable temperature range of 38°C to 52°C (100°F to 125°F) helps you warm products to protocol specifications and patient comfort.
  • Each package is warmed to a consistent, reliable temperature. Meanwhile, lighted indicators automatically show which packages are warm and ready, which ones are not, and which ones should be taken first.

Reorder #7937-X
429 mm (H) x 373 mm (W) x 387 mm (D)

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28-Count Warmer

  • Utilization tracking feature allows you to see how many packages are being used. The warmer automatically records when a package is removed for use.
  • The adjustable temperature range of 38°C to 52°C (100°F to 125°F) helps you warm products to protocol specifications and patient comfort.
  • Each package is warmed to a consistent, reliable temperature. Meanwhile, lighted indicators automatically show which packages are warm and ready, which ones are not, and which ones should be taken first.

Reorder #7939-X
467mm (H) x 700 mm (W) x 390 mm (D)

 

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What the Experts Say

The Financial Implications of Pressure Ulcers (PDF)
Excerpts from various studies and articles

Bath Water and Nosocomial Infection (PDF)
Excerpts from various studies and articles

Clinical Support

Bath Basins in Healthcare Settings from Europe and North America as Common Reservoirs for Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms
Ackerman B, Keith S. Kaye, Marchaim D

Patients’ Bath Basins as Potential Sources of Infection: A Multicenter Sampling Study
Johnson D, RN, BSN, OCN, CIC

Hospital Bath Basins are Frequently Contaminated with Multi-Drug Resistant Human Pathogens (PDF)
Marchaim D, MD Presented at the SHEA 21st Annual Scientitific Meetiting: April 1-3, 2011

Removal of Basin Baths to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (PDF)
Stone S, RN, BSN, CIC, Chaffee D, RN, Rowin K, MD, Chasin M MD
37th Annual APIC Educational Conference and International Meeting, July 11-15, 2010

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